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nfp40uk 10 ( +1 | -1 )
1 Nc3 Been playing chess a while but rarely had to face 1 Nc3 defending as black, whats this...
dutch_genius 7 ( +1 | -1 )
I guess Nc3 d5. and you can play d4 as black, or as white plays d4 than he hasn't c4.
atrifix 9 ( +1 | -1 )
1. Nc3 is the Dunst opening. 1. Nc3 d5 is fine, but White normally continues 2. e4 (2. d4 transposes). For example: 1. Nc3 d5 2. e4 d4 3. Nce2 e5 4. f4.
triangulator 4 ( +1 | -1 )
boring Nc3 is boring, Nf3 is a better first move
keiserpaul 33 ( +1 | -1 )
boring ? Why should 1.Nc3 be boring ? Because in your opinion 1.Nc3 d5 2.e4 d4 could be boring ? And what about all the other replies ? 1.Nc3 is not one opening but the start of many different openings, each with their own characteristics. Your statement is the same as saying that 1.e4 is boring because the Ruy Lopez is (which is not the case, I just give an example).
nimzoredivivus 40 ( +1 | -1 )
1Nc3 1 Nc3 can be boring or exciting just like any other
opening. ICGM Dick van Geet of the Netherlands has
probably played this opening more than anyone else
and some of the games I've seen can be quite
complex. I've played it on occasion and found it to
be quite elastic, as keiserpaul intimates. One can
use it for original positions or as a transpositional
device to get to another opening. A useful opening
to use as a second string.
brobishkin 14 ( +1 | -1 )
der karmisar... Dont turn around (uh oh oh)... Der Keiser Pauls in town (uh oh oh)... Another good reply and food for thought... Thanks again keiser...

refutor 32 ( +1 | -1 )
transpositions if you really think that 1.Nc3 is "boring" and you need your MCO to guide your play ;) why not play 1. ...g6 and try to transpose to a pirc/modern. you can basically play 1. ...g6, 2. ... d6, 3. ... Nf6, 4. ... Bg7 5. ... O-O v. anything and play can definitely be dynamic, and maybe theoretical as white has many different options (sometimes involving Nc3 before c4) v. this for thought